Echocardiography (Ultrasound of the heart)
Herewith, we can assess the size of the heart chambers, the thickness and strength of the heart muscle, as well as the function of the heart valves. All these parameters may give information about the cause of your symptoms.
Moreover, we can also identify congenital heart abnormalities, which may have remained undiagnosed until youth or even adulthood.
Finally, the echocardiogram may reveal the consequences for the heart in case of existing high blood pressure, lung disease or cardiac arrhythmias and may also play an important role in assessing the response to treatment in these cases.